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Ways of arriving and means of transport

27 Nov 2008 / 1 Comment / in Journeys

Travelling between Istanbul and Serbia I met a German guy who’d cycled out to Turkey and was heading back to Berlin by train.

We agree flying to a city leaves you without a real sense of how that place fits into the country geographically and culturally.

After passing through regions of landscape on the train you have a clear sense of place by the time you arrive.  He says cycling into a country is even better, like seeing a flower open up before you.

There’s a nice article here on the troublesome decision of to fly or not to fly.
Here, you will find some reasons not to bother.

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One Response to Ways of arriving and means of transport

  1. Sakhr says:

    I agree, it is special to travel by land. It gives you a sense of the gradual change.

    But flying into a city gives you that immediate shock. That sense of difference. Being in west London at lunch and south Damascus in the evening is very disorientating. And I like that.

    I remember when Eurostar first opened. It felt like I hadn’t really left London. Unless I listened carefully for the different language – standing on the RER platform at Gare du Nord felt like I could’ve been at Waterloo.

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